Anifest 2015

The Animation Society of India has announced Anifest India 2015 , The most popular animation Fair . Speakers all around India come and conduct valuable sessions there.

The academic staff of college will attend the sessions on 29 and 30 Aug hence college will remain close on 29 Aug Saturday .

You all are requested to take the information of this fair from your faculties and try to attend. We are hiring a college bus for transportation which will have one day journey on 30 Aug 2015 at 5.00 AM from college gate no. 2 . The fair will be Rs.250/- per student which will cover To and Fro to the venue.

Every trip our college become an unforgettable moment of college life. You should not miss this opportunity. So please deposit your money to Seema Madam and register your name asap. Total seats are 40 Only. and Registration will be on first come basis. Last date of giving names is 19 Aug. 2015

 

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Dear Students,

The Animation Society of India has announced Anifest India 2015 , The most popular animation Fair . Speakers all around India come and conduct valuable sessions there.

The academic staff of college will attend the sessions on 29 and 30 Aug hence college will remain close on 29 Aug Saturday .

You all are requested to take the information of this fair from your faculties and try to attend. We are hiring a college bus for transportation which will have one day journey on 30 Aug 2015 at 5.00 AM from college gate no. 2 . The fair will be Rs.250/- per student which will cover To and Fro to the venue.

Every trip our college become an unforgettable moment of college life. You should not miss this opportunity. So please deposit your money to Seema Madam and register your name asap. Total seats are 40 Only. and Registration will be on first come basis. Last date of giving names is 19 Aug. 2015

 

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Autodesk University India & SAARC Conference Summary 2015 08th August 2015
Date of Conference:
07th August 2015
Conference Place:
Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel Stadium Mumbai
Deligate From PAI VEDA College :
Mr.Ravi Tikate (HOD) | Rohan Page (3D Faculty)

Objective of Confference
  • Autodesk University India & SAARC organized this conference for customers, industry people, Artists from different media & entertainment industry. Speakers from different domains were invited to share their experience and their work with attendees.
Event Partners
  • This event was powered by :-  HP, Dell, Intel, Nvidia, FICCI, N.S.D.C. (National skill development corporation), MESC (Media & entertainment skills council), NASSCOM, CG tantra, Daily CADCAM, Ajeenkya D.Y.Patil university (school of design), Anand Gurnani Media, Capricot, Ark, Vinsys & Unibim.
  • Special attraction of the event was First Indian Sport Car ‘AVANTI’ designed by DC Design [Mr.Dilip Chhabria- He was also the speaker for industrial design sessions]
Stalls at Event
  • Autodesk provided space for stalls to their all partners.
  • VEDA animation college staff have visited Unibim stall. They work on architectural and industrial design work. They use 3ds max and other industrial design software. We have seen an architectural walkthrough through OCULUS Virtual reality goggles.
  • VEDA staff have visited India Maker Movement stall where they showcased their robotics work, abstract 3D print designs.
  • We have also visited Dell stall. They were promoting their products.
  • VINSYS is certification partner with Autodesk. They operate from Bangalore. Provides service in Autodesk certification.
  • CG tantra was having stall at the event. They were promoting their upcoming book ‘CG Maestros of India’.
Food Arrangement
  • Autodesk arranged Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Coffee, and Snack for all of attendees.
  • They have provided Veg, Non-veg food and different verities of deserts keeping all national & international customers in mind.
  • They kept more than sufficient stock of water bottles at different areas.
Other Service & Management
  • Autodesk event was attended by 3200 persons who came from different locations of country.
  • Autodesk provided unique ID with barcode to count how many attendees are there in event.
  • They have arranged around 6 -7 stalls differentiated in Pre-registered delegates and on the spot registrations.
  • They were having different crew members to help attendees finding seats in event, some crew members holding notice board at different corners to inform attendees about upcoming sessions and location within stadium.
  • Special ‘May I help you’ crew which was spread within event area to help out with any information.
  • Set design for Main event was suitable to the event.
  • They captured every moment of event by hiring multiple professional photographers and videographers.
  • They presented mementos to all speakers at the event.
Points Discussed by Speakers
  • Event was divided into two session i.e. Morning 9.30 to 1:00 and afternoon 2.30 to 5.30
  • Morning session was dedicated to prominent speakers coming from all area like Industrial, Media & Entertainment, Skill development etc.
  • Afternoon session was differentiated according to area of expertee.
  • Sessions related to Architectural, Industry Design was arranged at other part of stadium while session related to Media & entertainment was arranged in Emperor Hall area of stadium.

 

Following is a summary of points discussed by Speakers at AUI conference
Session 01 | Time : 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mr.Vishal Dudeja [Co-CEO | Discreet Arts]
  • Dudeja showcased their studio reel which gave an idea that the studio works on 3D animation and feature film.
  • Studio has worked for Warner Bros. and on many outsourced animation projects.
  • Studio works on stereoscopic movies and they use Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max for production.
  • Studio believes in promoting & nurturing new talent, talent from small cities.
  • They outsource work and anyone can work as freelancer(work from home)
  • According to him problem in this industry is less Incubation centers, less resources.
  • They want to promote Indian talent on larger scale, want to make 3D feature films, Intellectual property.
Guruprasad Rao [Director of Technology | Imaginarium]
  • Company works on 3D printing technology.
  • With the help of Dr.Vijay Shetty, Imaginarium developed 3D printed plaster which can be made available to patient within 48 hours. Light weight & fashionabale.
  • Technology used – HTL data of scanned limb, SLS technogy, Autodesk Fusion 360
  • India’s largest 3D printing studio
India Maker Movement [ Meghna | Vaibhav| Anupama|Anna|Varun]
  • Anyone can join them and can become a part of it.
  • Come with an idea [ex.product] and they will help to create a design of product
  • They have a group engineers,designers,scientists,teacher who work from different cities.
  • They use simulation softwares, Maya, 3ds Max,Softimage. Office at Bangalore.
  • indiamakermovement.com provide more information
Mr.Ravi Gururaj [NASSCOM]
  • NASSCOM wants to help startups to stand in Industry
  • Ready to collaborate with every individual for start ups.
  • They are having a conference in October month.
Mr.Steve Blum [Sr. Vice President Worldwide Sales & services| Autodesk ]
  • Mr.Steve explained how autodesk developed 2D & 3D softwares.
  • He spoke on licensing & subscription

Session 02 | Time : 02:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Mr.Alok Sharma [ Country Manager |Autodesk | M&E – India ]
  • Showcased reels to explain the useage of Autodesk softwares in media & entertainment industry.
  • He said, Autodesk is always open to promote events at any place across the country.
  • They revealed upcoming book CG Maestros of India which will have work of expert artist across the country.

Mr.Kazuo Nishimatsu [Manager |Autodesk | Sales ]

  • He mentioned that Autodesk is a future of making things.
  • Scalability in license subscription.
  • Talked about technology changes, crowd funding, robot controlled camera, 3D printers, 3D printed animation, and Reality capture.
  • Autodesk is going to introduce 3D printers to create Prototypes on small scale.
  • Talked on productivity improvement.
  • Autodesk is helps connecting many artist through Area.com.
Mr.Phani Kumar [CEO- Firfly Studio]
  • Explained about VFX development of southern animation & feature film industry.
  • Showcased some behind the scenes of movies like Anji, Maghadheera, Anaganaga O Dheerudu, Kayal, Robot.
  • Explained the benfit of using Bifrost in Maya.
  • Studio work on Design-Pre visualization  Visual Effects.
  • In tea time we approached to Mr.Phani and congratulated him on behalf of Principal sir and students for providing spectacular VFX movie Bahubali. He gave a message to our students in written to inspire them for persuading a career in animation & VFX industry.
Mr.Durgesh Nadkarni [TCS| Head of Serious Gaming]
  • They develops custom E-learning content.
  • He presented some examples of their work.
  • They have created E-learning content for an international hotel to train their room cleaning staff. Created an interactive game Bloody Bed Bugz.
  • Studio use Autodesk Maya and Unity 3D to create this kind of content.
Mr.Jayant [VFX Head | Famous Studio]
  • Showcased their commercial work like Amul TVC, Mahindra TVC.
  • They received DCG Award for Mahindra TVC as a best CG animated Ad.
  • Studio use Autodesk Maya for 3D and Autodesk Flame for compositing & Tracking.
Kirsty Pertin [Head of Education | Rising Sun Pictures]
  • Showcased detailed behind the scene & research done for X-men Days of future past –kitchen scene
  • Studio use Autodesk Maya, Nuke for compositing & Autodesk Shot gun for data management.
  • Studio is based in Australia and she mentioned that they are planning to train local students in animation to get more artists and also mentioned that they require more talent to work in studio.
Conclusion/Analysis
  • Event was superbly managed with every single detail.
  • Autodesk made it sure to comfort their customers throughout the event by providing them excellent on spot event crew and members.
  • Arrangements and overall event was upto the international standards.
  • As an attendee of such a great conference, we must see to take a step towards collaborating with potential industry people like NASSCOM, CG Tantra, Autodesk, Discreet Art, India Maker Movement.
  • Throughout the event I observed that, media industry persons are open to help out, promote, develop – startups, collaborate for any events with institutions or small scale studios.
  • As an institution, we need to keep an eye changing tradition inside industry. We need to keep an eye on latest Licensing rules of software.
  • We have a much room to invite different speakers from studios to have them here at our campus. It will ultimately help us to promote talent in our campus and to promote ourselves within industry.

Review by Rohan Page
Trainer – 3D Animation
VEDA College Pune

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Filmmaking contest is conducted by YES FOUNDATION, from 25th to 29th August 2015.The participation in the competition is Free and top 3 teams will get Rs. 1 Lakh cash prize and felicitation at a gala awards event in Mumbai. Registrations Last date is 29th August 2015.

Representatives of the foundation has briefed about the competition at VEDA College.The competition is from 25th to 29th August 2015

For online registration : www.yesfoundation.in

 

This goes to all the students in Veda college of animation who think they can make movies…and movies with a social cause!

Yes Bank, India’s premier private bank through its CSR initiative the ‘YES FOUNDATION’ has been promoting Social Film-making in India for the last two years. This, their third year in a row is called the “YES! I am the CHANGE 101-Hour Social Filmmaking Challenge” desires to inspire, engage and empower youth from all walks of life to make 3-minute films on pertinent social issues and show it to a student audience to sensitize them towards various social causes and help them grow into responsible and compassionate citizens.

The best films will be screened across national and international platforms.

Last year’s event emerged as the largest Social Film Movement in India with 50,000 participants and 1750 films! Judged by the likes of Prasoon Joshi, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Pritish Nandy and Vikas Bahl among others who have also lent their support to the project.

This time the initiative plans to be bigger! Please note pertinent details which are as follows:

–  The national winning teams of the project would receive prize grants worth Rs. 45 lakhs.

–  Prizes include INR 1 lakh for 3 top teams and felicitation at a gala awards event in Mumbai

–  The challenge is from August 25 to 29, 2015

–  Participation is FREE

–  To register online, visit www.yesfoundation.in

–  Registration closes on August 29, 2015

Representatives has briefed about the competition at VEDA College, on August 13 (Wednesday),2015.

This is to inform all the students of B.Sc. Ist year, that there will be entrance exam for Art section, conducted by the college to decide the eligible candidates for Foundation Course of Kala Sanchanalaya on 6th and 7th Aug. 2015. All the students of 1st  year has to compulsorily attend the exam. Only Students, who will clear this exam, will be eligible for the course of Government Foundation of Art, and students who would not clear the exam, will only be eligible for the autonomous certificate of Arts course.

Are you joining an animation course? Have you selected your favourite animation institutes? If your answer is “Yes” then this article is for you. Our experience of 5 years throughout India gets us mails every week on the issue of jobs after completing animation courses. What we find is that students having completed their course in animation haven’t got Job.

In this article we have tried and provided a list of common dos and don’ts for student perusing animation courses of their interest in any animation studio.

What a student should do:

  1. Are you really interested: While planning animation courses check if you really are interested in the entire program or just in a particular part of the course. Many a times it so happens that students take admission in a long duration animation courses but in between they lose interest in topics they don’t find interesting. It is thus very important to keep your interest alive all the while that you do any animation course.
  2. Meet the faculty: Physical infrastructure and a nice ambiance aren’t just the things to consider while taking admission in an institute. You should meet the faculty who would be teaching you the subjects. It is possible that in the very first meet you gauge things like communication skills, attitude and a proactive approach- key qualities of a good faculty.
  3. Check curriculum: Go through the course curriculum to check on the number of theory and practical sessions in your course. Any good animation course must have a right balance of theory and practical content.
  4. Ask for assignments: It is said that ‘practice makes a man perfect’ which holds true here as well. Do as many assignments and projects as you can get hold of to get a good grip of the subject.
  5. Homework is a must: Students who think attending classes at their animation institute suffices are wrong. One must do lots of practice at home as well to sharpen skills and enhance knowledge as animation courses are mostly skill based and require regular practice to clear concepts.
  6. Refer online resources: It is very important that during you animation course you refer other free or paid animation tutorials and videos available over the Internet. Remember your faculty is not the only master in this world of the subject; try gaining additional knowledge from other sources.
  7. Get feedback: Share and show your work/ projects with your peers, industry veterans and experts during your animation course to get feedback and improve upon it.
  8. Attend Events: You may get the opportunity to attend seminars, events and job fairs during your course tenure. Grab this golden opportunity and make new connections in the industry.
  9. Update yourself: It is very important to update yourself with the current demands of the industry during your animation course as it shall help you to face interviews.
  10. Professional Show reel: An animation course is incomplete without an impressive show-reel of your work. Take the help of your peers and teacher to create a good showreel.

image of career after 12th graphicsWhat a student should not do:

  1. Don’t just sit quietly: Just attending classes and going home will not increase your knowledge; ask questions if you have doubts related to your animation course.
  2. Don’t waste time: Internet is a great source of information but can help kill useful time on things like social networking sites, movies and games. Invest your time wisely on the net so that you can gain maximum output and knowledge which will help you in your animation course.
  3. Don’t download things illegal or illegally: Students during their course in animation sometimes download illegal copies of software, plug-ins or tutorials which may seriously system damage your system due to hidden malwares or viruses.
  4. Hesitant to share: Sharing is the new mantra of the 21st century and you, the student should also be open to share your knowledge, tips and success with your peers.
  5. Don’t be late while attending classes: In most animation classes the first 15 minutes sets the tone for the lecture. Missing it you might find the entire session not making much sense to you. It is this advisable that till the time you are in your animation course, try and be punctual all the time.

These are some important do’s and don’ts if you want a successful career in the very first shot. VEDA College of animation in Pune always groom its students in these basics during their animation course so that they go on to become successful animation professional. Do check our course page to find the course that suits you needs. All the best!

 

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Animation films like Minions and VFX movies like Bahubali have made a place in everyone’s hearts. Creative students are now looking for animation courses in their cities with more confidence though in their minds they are confused as to which animation course is best for them. The reason for this confusion is the presence of animation colleges and private institutes mushrooming around the country offering various animation courses.

Typically these institutes sell their career course or special programmes as a most popular animation course or job oriented course but many times reality could be miles away. We would like to be very clear that doing a 3 or 5 year animation course is not a guarantee to a lucrative job or company offer. Animation and VFX studios within and outside India look for real talent which besides smart degrees has excellent technical skills.

If you are looking for domain-specific employments like Video Editing, Roto Artist, Paint Artist, Flash animator etc, you may choose to go for short term a animation course or VFX course. The advantage with these animation courses is they are short and to the point and can place you in the right industry very quickly as compared to any formal long-drawn animation courses.

We have met many industry professionals, and Directors and CEOs of Animation and VFX studios on this issue to know their views and surprisingly they are not interested in any certification any more. What they are looking is real “SKILLS”!They said. M.A. in animation

If you are looking for domain-specific jobs in the Animation and VFX industry, here are some tips for you before choosing your dream animation course.

  1. Check for specialization: Many animation institutes offer short term animation courses related to particular multimedia industry such as Editing, Post Production, Rotomation etc. Discuss in detail the course curriculum with the course advisor and check whether your specialization is available in the course as well.
  2. Duration: Animation courses can be of any duration ranging from a month to years. Determine beforehand the time you can devote before you sign up any course.
  3. Fees: Normally animation course fee depend on the institute’s infrastructure, technical resource and placement tie-ups. We suggest you inquire about the same with 2 or 3 institutes and be open to ask if there any discount available for your animation course.
  4. Learning material: Animation institutes also offer their self published learning material along the animation course. It is advisable to check the quality of such learning material before you join the course.
  5. Placement: It’s always good to check the kind of placements an animation institute can offer you even if you don’t actually need it. Placement assistance is a complementary feature along with the animation course you choose by many animation institutes.

These are five key points for you to consider in order to select the most suitable animation course.  In PAI College of Visual effects, Design and Art, we suggest any of the following short term courses with 100% job placement assistance.

Where you are seriously considering a course in Animation towards your ambition of becoming a successful Animation Professional, please drop in to VEDA College and discuss the prospects with our course adviser.

 

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Best animation colleges in India.

The internet has spawned unthought-about products every which way. Games are one of them…..many of them in fact!

Continuing from the past list, mentioned below is a list of games highly appreciated in 2014 which you may find interesting.

Hohokum

If you are on the look-out for something very interesting and different in gaming, your search just ended…at the right place! It can perplex some and its non-linearity being its biggest plus point, can put some folks off from the very idea of playing it! Anyway, your pick!

In the game designing course at Veda college we host a special competition on Hohokum for our students.

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

It has been at the forefront of the best war-games you could ever play. It is the best mix of troublesome creativity and tension and despite not having anything very original and creative to portray about future wars and warcraft, it does go a long way in depicting the filth and muck that goes in the name of warfare and confrontations, and how human ingenuity shall play an important role in segregating between the haves and have-nots with the former being the ultimate winner in every such confrontations. One of the most popular war games. If you are fond of call of duty you will surely like our game designing course also as it has a special guest talk on this game.
game designing course in Pune
Divinity: Original Sin

How could we ever miss out on this one which creates nothing short of a sense of Dejavu…the glorious days of the Ultima list with its arresting visuals and larger-than-life narratives. Far removed from the sense of competition and everything related to it, this particular games has what most don’t have these days: humor! You are taken thru the steps of the game with gentle reminders…and great fun!

We ask our game designing course student to do a case study on the graphics and programming side of divinity.

Dragon Age Inquisition

A truly monumental game, the Inquisition gets under your skin like nothing before…and hence! Its music, most of all takes the cake. Play the game and keep humming the background score much after it is all over. You might in fact forget the game and quite a few things, but the tunes, you never do! Enjoy the most popular action game of the year.

They same the proof of the pudding is in its eating! What stops you?

If you want to make your career in game designing than VEDA College offers a 1 year diploma course in game designing with live projects and placement assistance too. Happy Gaming.

Enjoy!

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